Many kids will go through a dinosaur-obsessed phase in their childhood, but few follow scientist Ben Novak’s path. Novak, who once won a youth science fair with a project about bringing the dodo back, now leads the development of scientific programs at Revive & Restore, a nonprofit whose mission is the genetic rescue of endangered and extinct species. Having grown up in western North Dakota, where he witnessed the bison, bighorn sheep and elks that had been reintroduced to Theodore This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-One Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 50 Close Knit Close Knit: Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestrymaking alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 The Old Gays Inside a Californian TikTok “content house” of a very different stripe. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian art and agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Angela Trimbur An all-out tour de force. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Peace & Quiet In the UK, a centuries-old Quaker meeting house encourages quiet reflection. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Free Wheelers On the road with London’s Velociposse Cycling Club.